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Exxon Mobil halting 3 oil platforms off Santa Barbara after spill hobbled pipeline

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 1:50am
Exxon Mobil Corp. has been forced to halt operations at three offshore oil platforms because it couldn't deliver to refineries in the wake of a broken pipeline that spilled up to 101,000 gallons of crude on the Santa Barbara coast, the company said.
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Ikea to increase minimum hourly pay by 10 percent to $11.87 as it seeks to reduce turnover

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 12:05am
Ikea's U.S division is raising the minimum wage for the second year in a row as the Swedish ready-to-assemble furniture chain looks to improve its relations with workers and reduce worker turnover.
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Parched Caribbean faces worsening drought that has hit agriculture, tourism sectors

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 12:00am
The worst drought in five years is creeping across the Caribbean, prompting officials around the region to brace for a bone dry summer.
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Hong Kong Stocks Head Toward Fourth Day Of Gains

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 10:36pm
Hong Kong stocks traded higher for a fourth straight day, as the Hang Seng Index rose 0.2%, tracking gains for U.S. stocks.
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Asia Stocks: Latest Quotes

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 10:35pm
Here are the latest trading levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average ) up 0.5% (at break) ; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index ) up 0.3% ; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index ) up 2% ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200 ) up 0.2% ; Seoul (Kospi ) down 0.1% ; Taipei (Taiex ) down 0.1% Copyright © 2015 MarketWatch, Inc.
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Senate approves truck toll proposal that would raise money to fix bridges

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 10:33pm
The Rhode Island Senate on Tuesday approved a bill that would create a new toll on large commercial trucks to raise money for repairs to deteriorating bridges.
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Australia Stocks Make Mild, Resource-driven Gains

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 9:21pm
Australian stocks bubbled along near their previous closing mark, with the S&P/ASX 200 up 0.1% after an hour of trading Wednesday morning that saw the index move in and out of negative territory.
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Japan Stocks Add To Gains, With Nissan, Alps On The Rise

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 8:55pm
Japanese stocks went from strength to strength early Wednesday, extending solid gains from the day before thanks in part to a further weakened yen.
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House approves bipartisan chemical regulation bill providing first update in 4 decades

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 7:20pm
The House has approved a bipartisan bill to update regulation of harmful chemicals for the first time in nearly 40 years.
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Southern Arizona tribe files lawsuit asking court to allow $200 million casino to open

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 7:17pm
A tribe in southern Arizona that wants its new Phoenix-area casino to open by the end of this year has filed a lawsuit naming Gov. Doug Ducey and other top Arizona officials.
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Liquor board approves revamped rules after Oktoberfest controversy

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 7:14pm
Utah's liquor board approved more flexible rules for granting event permits Tuesday, a year after receiving intense criticism when board members considered denying a permit to serve beer at an annual Oktoberfest celebration.
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APNewsBreak: ExxonMobil halts drilling off Santa Barbara after May spill crippled pipeline

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 6:56pm
A spokesman says ExxonMobil has temporarily ceased oil production on three platforms off the coast of Santa Barbara because an oil spill last month crippled the pipeline it used to transport crude to refineries.
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Panel OKs control board for MBTA after winter breakdowns; Baker says more tools needed

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 6:35pm
A bill that would establish a financial control board to oversee the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority was given the green light Tuesday by a key legislative panel, but Gov. Charlie Baker signaled that the measure fell short of what he considered necessary to fix the troubled transit system.
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Court delays Sysco's $3.5B purchase of US Foods; regulators says it would reduce competition

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 5:58pm
A court has granted an injunction temporarily blocking Sysco from buying US Foods, a deal regulators oppose because they say it would reduce competition between food supply companies.
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Flight attendants claim Boeing ignored dangers of engine fumes in systems that heat cabin air

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 5:52pm
Four flight attendants are suing Boeing, claiming that toxic air from an engine leaked into their plane and made them seriously ill on a 2013 flight.
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Beware: IRS Will Pursue Unpaid Payroll Taxes…Years Later

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 5:50pm
The IRS statue of limitations may be a lot longer than you think. 
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Verizon Completes Acquisition of AOL

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 5:43pm
A flurry of records Tuesday with the Nasdaq and Russell 2000 blasting through historic ceilings, closing at new record highs again!
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Food company sues Iowa farm alleging breach of contract as bird flu tightened egg supplies

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 5:36pm
A food supplier claims an Iowa egg farm breached a contract after bird flu disrupted the supply of eggs.
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Major flag manufacturer will no longer make Confederate flag, says it's 'right thing to do'

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 5:21pm
A major flag maker whose products have accompanied soldiers into battle and astronauts to the moon said Tuesday it will no longer manufacture the Confederate battle flag and other manufacturers may follow suit.
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Leaked Saudi cables back suspicions of money links between kingdom, Arab media

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 5:06pm
A financially troubled Lebanese TV network received a $2 million Saudi bailout in return for adopting a pro-Riyadh editorial policy.
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